Digest This: Checking in on Wineries Impacted by the California Wildfires

We’re not telling you something you don’t already know, but Mother Nature is DONE putting up with our bullshit. Humans pushed for an industrial revolution to make life easier, but we’re feeling the repercussions of what happens when our rental contract with Earth breaks the lease agreement. After all, we’re all just temporary guests at the mercy of board where fire, wind, water, and earth meet a few times a quarter to enforce the rules of residency. But what we CAN do is inform one another on the status of the things and places we love, which is why we’re taking this moment to update you on the state of California wineries.

How To Get Up To Speed

The Los Angeles Times has an interactive map which outlines the status of all reported California wildfires. Information includes how much of the fire has been contained, the number of acres damaged, and the duration. Read it, bookmark it, and be sure to connect with friends and loved ones to see how they might need help.

Wineries: Damaged Beyond Repair

Soda Rock Winery after the Kincade Fire. Photo:  Soda Rock Winery/Instagram

Soda Rock Winery after the Kincade Fire. Photo: Soda Rock Winery/Instagram

Soda Rock Winery: The 150-year old building that was home to Soda Rock Winery in Healdsburg has been completely destroyed along with the winery’s 2019 vintage and a majority of its inventory.

Significantly Damaged

Medlock Ames Winery. Photo:  Medlock Ames/Facebook

Medlock Ames Winery. Photo: Medlock Ames/Facebook

Alexander Valley Winery: This family owned winery, which began planting vineyards in 1963 on the historic Cyrus Alexander homestead, reported significant damage.

Field Stone Winery: Reports confirmed this winery in Alexander Valley also sustained extensive damage to several buildings on the property.

Medlock Ames: This winery avoided serious structural damage to its winery and tasting room, though they did report a few vines were burned as an estimated 75% of their property was impacted by the fire.

Avoided Damage

Francis Ford Coppola’s winery avoided serious damage and is open. Photo:  Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Francis Ford Coppola’s winery avoided serious damage and is open. Photo: Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Francis Ford Coppola Winery: The winery from the director of The Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now avoided damage from the Kincade fire. It’s tasting room and winery is currently open.

A full list of wineries and the damage they’ve sustained as reported by The OCR Register can be found here.

For those seeking information on where to donate or assist those impacted by the California wildfires, you can find more information by clicking here.